Sunday, June 22, 2014

Isaiah Austin has diagnosed with Marfan syndrome

Isaiah Austin a former Baylor star has been suffered from a serious disease Marfan syndrome, which will come to his career at end. It announced on Sunday that he will not be able to continue his career in the NBA. This genetic disorder will sadly end his career for playing basketball in future.

During genetic testing for Draft it discovered that Austin has diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. All results came positive after additional genetic tests, where his EKG test revealed an abnormality. 

Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that results in connective tissue problems throughout the body. People with Marfan tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers.

Austin has already suffered from retina that left him right eye blind. He was at age of 16 during his course of basketball career. He spent two seasons at Baylor, averaging 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game. 

Austin told Rowe during his heartbreaking interview: "For all of my supporters, I just want to tell them sorry. I'm sorry they couldn't see me play in the NBA. But it's not the end; it's only the beginning."

Austin's mother, Lisa Green, Friends and family, including Baylor coach Scott Drew and Austin's high school coaches, gathered to tell him the news. Coach Scott drew said; his health is most important thing while he won’t be able to play in the NBA. Our hope that he will return fast to compete at all levels.

The news of Austin’s health came just before a few days of 2014 NBA Draft. Austin had always looked forward to as a top high school prospect and stand out college player. 

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